Perry Spent $3.3M, Raised $389K In Campaign’s Final 3 Weeks

AUSTIN (AP) — Rick Perry raised a paltry $389,000 — and spent nearly ten times that — during his failed presidential campaign’s final three weeks.

The Texas governor took in just $388,531 in donations from Jan. 1 until he dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination 18 days later.

Perry’s Federal Election Commission report for January shows he spent almost $3.3 million over the same period. He had a bit more than $860,000 in cash-on-hand at month’s end.

It was a spectacular collapse for Perry, who raised over $17 million in donations in just his first seven weeks of campaigning.

But high-profile debate flubs saw his popularity plummet, and Perry took in just $2.9 million in the final three months of 2011. Things only got worse after that.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  • susan a taxpayer in the state of texas,are we the ones who will be making up the difference? why cant the taxpayers “garnish” his salary or the pesnsion he chose to take , while telling others they shouldnt have one??maybe he could move from the $10,000 monthly mansion in the austin hills to an apartment closer to the capitol building!!!

  • robert putman

    Why can’t we just get him to never run for any (not even dog-catcher) office in this state again!

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  • mdubya

    over and over we read about ricks 10k rent , the reason I believe hes there in the 1st place is, someone tried to burn down the governors mansion with the perry’s inside.Im just sayin…

  • altha

    Continue keeping this blunder in the news why?

  • susan

    yes,someone did attempt artson at the governors mansion and it partially burned..the perrys were not there at the time..a private fund has been set up for renovation and that is to be completed soon…you can look uo the $10,000 online to verify, and what it goes can also pull up pictures of the mansion in the hills in which they are lliving..this is factual..he is a true republican and cant connect with the “common” man of texas..

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